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What configurations do bifold doors come in?

Bifold doors are available in a variety of configurations; you can choose to have between 2 and 7 door panels, depending on the size of the aperture that you’d like filled. They can also be configured to fold to the left, right or both ways in order to open.

What’s more, there’s the option of a traffic door. This is a door that opens inwards and outwards like a traditional door. They are also operated separately from the bifold door panels, allowing you to move between areas of your property without having to operate your bifolding doors fully.

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White aluminium bifold door
uPVC entrance door with side panel in Chartwell Green

Can I paint my front door?

This will depend on the material that your front door is built from. If you have a uPVC or composite front door, we would advise that you do not repaint it because any DIY paint job will not be able to last as long.

uPVC doors are sprayed with coatings that have been specially designed for use on uPVC, in order to ensure the finish will last. For composite doors, the colour is incorporated right the way through their Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) skins. Again, this is done to ensure for a long-lasting finish.

If you have a wooden front door, however, these are designed to be retreated/repainted. So, you can go ahead and paint them as you see fit.

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Should I choose French doors or patio doors?

If you prefer a more traditional design, French doors might better meet your visual requirements. They also tend to take up less wall space than patio doors, but because they open inwards and outwards, they require more floor space to be operated.

Patio doors, on the other hand, tend to require more wall space, although this does mean a larger glass area and slightly increased light intake. As you slide them to the side, however, they don’t take up any floor space to open.

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Black aluminium patio doors
Kubu Equipped Door lock

What doors can be fitted with smart locks?

Here at Droylsden Glass, we are one of a few installers who can offer our customers the exclusive Kubu Equipped Door Lock, an innovative smart lock from Avantis. If you’re interested in smart door locking technology, we install Kubu locks on our:

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What sizes do doors come in?

We understand that every job is unique and so we do not offer standard door sizes. An adept member of the Droylsden Glass team will perform an assessment of your property to determine the size of door that you require before it is made to measure.

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Large rosewood composite door
White composite door

How much do new doors cost?

New doors do not have a set price. Instead, the cost for a new door is affected by a number of factors such as:

  • The type of door
  • The door’s style
  • The material the door is built from
  • The door’s glazing
  • The door’s furniture
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Do you install doors that are suitable for disabled access?

If you require disabled access, we’re able to fit our doors with a low threshold. This will allow for wheelchair access and make it easier to move between the inside and outside of your home.

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White bifold door

How can I tell if a door is secure?

For starters, it will be fitted with a range of impressive security hardware, although this will vary depending on the type of door. For entrance doors, you should look out for multipoint locks and high-quality locking cylinders like the Ultion locking cylinders that we use on our composite doors. For bifold and patio doors, look out for internal glazing beads as these will prevent the glass from being removed externally.

Accreditations are another indication of whether or not a door is secure. PAS24 accreditation is a British Standard that indicates an enhanced security performance, so be sure to look out for it when buying a new door.

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What colour options are there for doors?

There are different colour options for different materials, although you will always have plenty of choice when it comes to the finish. All of our aluminium door options are available in any RAL colour along with woodgrain, matte, anodised and durable Coatex finishes so there is a huge number of possibilities for them.

Our uPVC doors also come in a wide number of colours and woodgrain effect finishes. The exteriors of our composite doors are designed to emulate a woodgrain effect as standard, although there is plenty of options when it comes to their colour.

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Composite doors in the Droylsden Glass showroom
Cat flap

Can composite doors be fitted with a cat or dog flap?

Yes, they can. However, if this is something that you require, this should be specified before the door is sent off to the manufacturer to be built. Once the door is fitted, we would strongly advise against retrofitting a cat or dog flap.

Here at Droylsden Glass, we offer standard composite doors along with premium variants from Rockdoor and Solidor. All of them can be fitted with a cat or dog flap if desired.

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It's simple to buy from Droylsden Glass

Get started on your project by requesting your free quote

An adviser will be in touch to confirm your details & arrange an appointment

A design consultant can meet you at your home

A no-obligation quote can be provided on the spot

Once your order is placed, we schedule in work on a date to suit you

Once your deposit is paid, work can begin

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10 year product guarantees

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We have achieved and built our reputation from our independent customer reviews.

Buying Process

Design and order

We will design the perfect home improvements to suit your individual requirements, completing your order down to the specific details.


We will visit your home at a convenient time to complete a full site survey. This will ensure any necessary regulations are adhered to.


All of our double-glazing products are manufactured by highly skilled experts who use industry-leading techniques. This ensures the maximum product quality.


Our fully qualified installers will fit your new products in a turn-around time as short as possible, as we know how busy homeowners are.


All of our products come with a 10-year guarantee. In the unlikely event of an issue, our service team will be able to assist you with our extensive aftercare services.

Accreditations & Awards

We are accredited by a variety of highly reputed regulating bodies that cover the construction industry.

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Installer Awards. Highly Commended
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Pride of Tameside award 2017 Property & Construction Business of the Year
QA National Warranties

Improving homes in the North West of England

We have been carrying out quality installations in Chester, Warrington, Wirral, Trafford, Bolton, Oldham, Manchester, Cheshire, Tameside & Stockport for over four decades. View our products by visiting our showroom today.

Where to find us

42-56 Audenshaw Road
Manchester, M34 5HJ

For sat navs use the address below
York Street, Audenshaw, Manchester, M34 5HJ

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